Soldering can be carried out using a variety of equipments that all employ varying mechanisms to seal metal joints. We will look at the most common equipments available. These include soldering torches, soldering irons and rework stations.
Soldering torch: Soldering torches make use of an inbuilt or external tank of gas, in most cases butane to produce heat. The most commonly-used gases include acetylene, propane and butane. These produce short flames of heat as is characteristic with the combustion of the aforementioned gases. Among the types of soldering irons, these perhaps present the highest level of injury risk and thus require great caution during operation.
Soldering gun: It is in principle similar to soldering irons. However, soldering irons support a much higher voltage and cover a wider surface area. The gun aspect comes from the presence of a trigger that controls the transfer of heat within and from the device.
Soldering station: Soldering stations are the complete set of soldering tools. The most basic ones will include soldering irons, cleaning sponges, soldering stands and temperature control features. This implies that customers who purchase these rarely have to get back to the market for an additional soldering iron component or accessory. However, this comes at a cost of a steeper price as compared to standalone soldering irons.
Soldering Iron (http://www.amazon.com/iCooker-Soldering-Iron-Watt-Solder/dp/B01774KARE): It is a small, often hand-held tool that could be power or gas operated depending on a variety of factors that melts solder from a source of heat to join various elements known as work-pieces. There is also the digital configuration of the soldering iron. This comes with all features of the regular soldering iron but adds to this the ability to display temperature information via a digital display. On modern sets, the user can also program their preferred settings via the display.